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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 3: Figure 1

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The vertebrae of the thorax, with the cervical, lumbar and shoulder; on the right side and seen from the front.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The vertebrae of the thorax.

a) Atlas, first cervical vertebra.
b) Axis (epistropheus), second cervical vertebra.
c) Seventh cervical vertebra.
d) Vertebral canal.
e) Odontoid process of the axis.
f) First thoracic vertebra.
g) Twelfth thoracic vertebra.
h) First lumbar vertebra.
i) Fifth lumbar vertebra.
k) First (true) rib.
l) Seventh (true) rib.
m) First false or eighth rib.
n) Last (twelfth) rib.
o) Manubrium sterni.
p) Body of sternum.
q) Xiphoid process sterni.
r) Clavicle.
s) Scapula.
t) Glenoid cavity of scapula (for the head of the humerus).

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